You can ask just abou anyone, and most people will tell you they are in favor of equal rights for homosexuals. They will all say , yes, gays should have the same rights in housing, jobs, public accomodations, benefits, equal protection from the law. and so on. Then you get to gay marriage, and that's when all this talk of just stops. Almost three in four people in the U.S. oppose gay marriage, almost the same proportion as are otherwise supportive of gay rights. This means, the same people whho are in favor of gay rights, oppose gays on this one issue.
There are many arguments against gay marriages. One argument is, "Marriage is an institution between a man and a woman", who says who marriage is to be defined by? Is it the married, or maybe the marriable who give us the definition of what a marriage should be? Saying something in this manner is just like saying, "A woman is only good for cleaning, cooking, and raising childern". It's just completely off the wall! This statement or reason, is just like any other prejudce remark, it doesn't even come close to any kind of real argument.
Another reason, which is often heard, is that, "Marriage is for procreation". If this is the case, why are the infertile couples allowed to marry? I , for one, would love to be there when the person who supports such an argument is to explain to the post-menopausal woman, or the impotent man, that since they cannot reproduce, they must give up their wedding rings! As you can see, this argument doesn't hold either.
All the many reasons offered for opposing gay marriages are based on the assumption that gays have a choice in who they can feel attracted to. The reality is quite different. Mant people actually believe that gays could simply choose to be heterosexual is they wished. But the reality is , that it's not a choice, it's who they are. People continue to beilieve that homosexuality is about nothing but sex.